Health

In this section, find articles, tweet-chats, art-work, essays, myth busters among others on trans* and women’s health by Feminism in India.

Menstrual Leave

Who Gets to Decide For Or Against Menstrual Leaves?

This is neither regressive nor progressive –I don’t really care if you call this a sick leave or a menstrual leave. Every human being has the option to avail a leave as their basic human right.
Trump's Global Gag Rule On Abortion And How It Affects SRHR Work In India

Trump’s Global Gag Rule On Abortion And How It Affects Sexual & Reproductive Health...

Three young Indian women discuss the effects of the global gag rule, a decision taken by seven white men in the USA, on SRHR work in India.

Maneka Gandhi’s Statements on compulsory sex-determination and tracking pregnancies: What it means for women’s...

Maneka Gandhi’s statement do not yet indicate an anti-abortion agenda, but the proposal does betray a confusion about first principles.
The Govt's Secret War On Women's Bodies In The Name Of Reproductive Healthcare

The Govt’s Secret War On Women’s Bodies In The Name Of Reproductive Healthcare

The government is waging a war on women’s bodies in the name of providing sexual and reproductive healthcare.
To Cup Or Not To Cup: A Lowdown On The Menstrual Cup

To Cup Or Not To Cup: A Lowdown On The Menstrual Cup

There are many options to deal with menstrual health and hygiene, which are rarely considered, including the menstrual cup.

#MenstruationBenefitBill: भारतीय संसद में पहली बार हुई पीरियड पर बात

भारत में ऐसा पहली बार हुआ है जब पीरियड से संबंधित कोई बिल संसद में पेश किया गया हो| वरना इस विषय को हमेशा मीडिया से लेकर राजनेता और बुद्धिजीवी से लेकर आमजन ‘संवेदनशील’ या फिर ‘शर्म’ का विषय मनाकर नज़रंदाज़ करते रहे है|
6 Bollywood Films That Mention Abortion, But It’s Not What You Think

6 Bollywood Films That Mention Abortion, But It’s Not What You Think

While, according to WHO, the death toll from unsafe abortions keeps rising to contribute almost 8% of maternal deaths, our films are not really helping the discourse about pro-choice abortion either.
नया नजरिया: पीरियड के अनकहे पहलू | Feminism In India

नया नजरिया: पीरियड के अनकहे पहलू

मासिक धर्म के प्रति हर संस्कृति का अपना दृष्टिकोण होता है| जिस संस्कृति में महिलाओं को उनके मासिकधर्म के दौरान भी सामान्यरूप से सम्मानपूर्वक स्वीकार किया जाता है वहां महिलाएं आत्म-विश्वासी महसूस करती है|
For A Toilet Inquilab, Feminism Must Talk Loos More Often

For A Toilet Inquilab, Feminism Must Talk Loos More Often

Gender equality and the view from the loo!
No Lust, No Non-veg: Government’s Advice To Pregnant Women

No Lust, No Non-Veg: Government’s Advice To Pregnant Women

The BJP government suggests that women avoid lust, desire, non-vegetarian food and bad company during pregnancy for healthier babies.

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“Not Same-sex Sexuality But Modern Homophobia Is The Western Import”: Ruth Vanita

“Not Same-sex Sexuality But Modern Homophobia Is The Western Import”: Ruth Vanita

Ruth Vanita's books broke fresh ground in gender studies by showing that India has a long tradition of same-sex desire.
internalized misogyny

A 101 Introduction To Internalized Misogyny

Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you must have heard the phrase ‘I am not like other girls’ or 'I am not like most girls' somewhere.
How Sexism & Misogyny In Indian Comedy Encourages Gender-based Violence

How Sexism & Misogyny In Indian Comedy Encourages Gender-based Violence

Does Indian comedy has to be sexist and misogynist in order to be funny?